This Thursday the merger of the services HBO Max and Discovery + was confirmed, for launch a new platform that will be available in the United States and Latin America in 2023.
CEO of the conglomerate Warner Bros DiscoveryDavid Zaslav clarified that the company’s strategy of creating exclusive movies for HBO Max it does not generate a solid economic argument to continue carrying it out.
We will fully embrace cinema as we believe it creates interest and demand (…) We have a different view on the wisdom of releasing direct streaming moviesand we have taken some aggressive steps to course correct the strategy.
The executive director mentioned the films “Wonder Twins” (which was in pre-production), “Batgirl” and “Scoob!: Holiday Haunt” -almost finished- as “examples of streaming movies that do not fit this new strategic approach“.
Since a few weeks, Warner Bros Discoverythe American multinational media and entertainment conglomerate formed just in April 2022, has been selecting a series of exclusive HBO Max content and has disappeared from the platform.
Among these stand out six Warner Bros films: Moonshot, (2022) starring Lana Condor and Cole Sprous; An American Pickle, (2020) with Seth Rogers; locked down Y the witches (2020) in which Anne Hathaway appears; Y The Kings of Baltimore (2020) by director Ángel Manuel Soto.
(With information from Variety)